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Dr. Robert Gibbs/Ronald Vaughan (L-R). (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor)

Harlem Doctor Indicted On Charges Of Illegally Selling Painkiller Prescriptions

Dr. Robert Gibbs was arraigned on charges that he supplied the head of a narcotics trafficking ring, Ronald Vaughan, with 700 prescriptions for oxycodone, amounting to 130,000 pills, according to prosecutors.

01/31/2013

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Doctor Pleads Guilty To Writing Illegal Narcotics Prescriptions

A New York doctor admitted in federal court in New Jersey on Thursday that he wrote illegal prescriptions for oxycodone.

01/31/2013

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Prosecutors: Yonkers Pharmacy Worker Accused Of Illegally Selling Prescription Painkillers

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Ji Yun Lee “functioned as a ‘go-to’ prescription pill dispenser for those who were willing to pay his inflated prices.”

01/17/2013

Stan Li (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York)

Prosecutors: Queens Doctor Charged In OD Deaths; Turned ‘Blind Eye’ To Signs Of Addiction

The charges were announced in an indictment Thursday against 58-year-old Stan Li.

12/06/2012

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images/File)

AG: Westchester Doctor Arrested For Illegally Selling Prescriptions For 15,000 Oxycodone Pills

Anesthesiologist Dr. Arnold Roth is accused of selling prescriptions for oxycodone with an estimated street value of $450,000 to an alleged narcotics dealer and at least three others, the AG’s office announced.

12/05/2012

Guns recovered during Bronx traffic stop (credit: NYPD)

Police: Routine Traffic Stop Leads To Drug, Weapons Charges For 3 Bronx Residents

Officers recovered a loaded .40-cal. Taurus semiautomatic handgun, a loaded 9mm Sig Sauer semiautomatic handgun, 195 tablets of Oxycodone, and four additional small Ziploc bags of marijuana in the stop.

11/28/2012

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Prosecutors: L.I. Doctor Charged After 2 Patients Die From Oxycodone Overdose

Stunning charges have been levied against a doctor accused of causing the deaths of two of his patients. In a federal indictment, the Long Island physician is charged with over-prescribing deadly doses of OxyContin.

09/28/2012

First Row (L-R)  -- Alixandra Bujka, Michael Mancusi and Shannon Daniell. Second Row (L-R) -- Ryan Leuchau and Nancy Rivera-Daniell. (credit: NY Attorney General's Office)

Staten Island Prescription Drug Ring Bust Nets 5

New York authorities say they’ve shut down a prescription drug ring that made more than $80,000 in illegal sales.

08/15/2012

Rohan Wijetilaka's doctor office. (credit: Sonia Rincon, 1010 WINS)

Westchester County Doctor Arrested For Allegedly Writing Illegal Painkiller Prescriptions

The doctor, 64-year-old Rohan Wijetilaka of Manhattan, was arrested Wednesday night. His practice in Yonkers was raided Thursday by federal agents.

07/26/2012

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promotes the I-STOP program - Staten Island, NY - Jul 16, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

A.G. Schneiderman Continues Lauding I-STOP Program

Soon, when you got to a doctor in New York, he or she will be able to see all of the prescriptions you’ve had for painkillers.

07/16/2012

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Prosecutors: 98 Charged In Connection With Prescription Drug Sales, Distribution

One of those charged, a doctor from Great Neck, is accused of conspiring to distribute oxycodone to “shoppers” he knew were reselling to addicts, prosecutors said.

06/06/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 11 – Undoing The Damage Of The Painkiller Push

Major pharmaceutical companies saw dollar signs when they first began to push doctors to freely prescribe powerful opiate-based painkillers for just about anything, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported. Now there is a major public health crisis.

05/24/2012

Pills allegedly seized by authorities from Jose Garcia Acosta's car (Credit: Handout)

Prosecutors: Prescription Drug Trafficker Caught With Over 3,100 Pills In Westchester

Jose Garcia Acosta bought thousands of prescription painkillers each week on New York City streets and sold them in eastern Massachusetts, making millions of dollars, prosecutors said.

05/23/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 10 – Mother Distrusts Doctors After Son’s Overdose Death

Maria Basmas just experienced her first Mother’s Day without her son Christopher. He died in October after overdosing on prescription painkillers. He was only 29-years-old.

05/23/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 7 – Doctors Battle Overprescription

It usually takes a celebrity death to grab the headlines, but there have been 100,000 fatal overdoses in this country in the past 10 years because to narcotic painkillers, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

05/20/2012

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